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Anyways, let me get started with this review! To be honest I haven't watched an ONA before so I figured that Double Circle would be my first. I was coming in with all of these high hopes and I realize now that was a big mistake.
The first episode introduces the "colour-coded" individuals and gives some background to the story. Asagi (Gray hair), Emu (Green), Nanoha (Yellow), Akane (Red) & Tama (Purple) are all part of the "Smart Community Project" in which they aim to improve/evolve technology and make it more accessible.
I gave the story a 4 because of just
how incredibly random it is. How it can go from school, to planning a surprise party, to fighting a sludgy black "thing" that steals the energy from everything it touches called Niirobi, to changing into super-powered mecha suits and still grab your attention is beyond me.
The one fight scene dragged onto the second episode and then it ended abruptly. Just no.
The next thing that I'd like to say is that the characters literally have no personality at all but if I had to say that they did, they're pretty generic: Asagi - Likes to get things done/Mr. Popular?, Nanoha - Geek/Brains of the group, Akane - Boss that runs this s#@!, Emu - Lazy. I purposely left out Tama, as she has an interesting back-story surrounding Niibiro and her homeland (she's an alien).
Action animations such as this that have no story whatsoever completely throw me off. I enjoyed it somewhat because of the art and the mechs but they get old pretty quickly. I'm not interested enough in this to watch every single episode. To put it bluntly it's terrible, not to mention that one episode gets put out every month. If the story was memorable then maybe I'd understand but that's not the case at all.
There are so many better things to watch, I'd say this is a waste of 6 minutes.